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Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association welcomes UK review

The Australian mobile phone industry today welcomed the findings of scientists advising the UK Government that mobile phones and their base station do not cause adverse health effects.

Over the Christmas Break ‘Safety is the most important call you will make’

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) today called on motorists to use mobile phones safely when driving over the Christmas holidays.

Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association Elects New President

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has elected Lynda O’Grady, Chief of Products, Telstra Technology, Innovation & Product Group as President of the organisation.

Mobile phone industry contributes more than $5 billion to Australia’s economy each year

A report released today by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) shows the mobile telecommunications industry now contributes more than $5 billion per year to the Australian economy.

AMTA slams the door on mobile phone thieves.....

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) announced today that lost and stolen mobile phones will now be blocked on all digital (GSM) networks in Australia.

AMTA's response to Senator's call for mandatory mobile phone hands-free kits.

The claim in the Senate and in a number of news reports that the French Government is mandating the supply of hands-free kits for every mobile phone is a misunderstanding of an international wire report. There is no pending or draft regulation in France about the supply of hands-free devices with mobile phones.

No Need for Extra Legislation for Mobile Phone Cameras

AMTA said there is no need for additional laws to protect Australians from the inappropriate use of mobile phone cameras.

Mobile phone petrol station warning is an “urban myth”

Claims that mobile phones have caused fires at petrol stations are an urban myth, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) said today.

The consensus view of world health authorities is that mobile phones do not cause any adverse health effects

AMTA relies on the expert judgment of public health authorities, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), for assessments of safety and health impacts.

Mobile phone jamming devices

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports the Australian Government’s ban on jamming devices that block out mobile phone signals. The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has declared mobile phone jammers to be prohibited devices under the Radiocommuncations Act 1992. The prohibition makes it an offence to operate or supply, or possess for the purpose of operation or supply, such a device. The ACA said it was concerned about the substantial long term social costs that could arise if mobile phone jammers were allowed to proliferate.
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